Washington DC will soon have its own Michelin Guide, the fourth US city to do so after New York, Chicago and San Francisco. Anonymous Michelin Guide inspectors are already in the city according to the famous tyre company, with their verdicts due to be published in October 2016.
Described by Michael Ellis, international director of the Michelin guides as "one of the great cosmopolitan cities in the world, with ... a rich culinary tradition that continues to evolve in exciting new directions," Washington DC has an enviably diverse food scene – check out this guide to the city's 25 best restaurants.
The Michelin Guide Washington will be the 29th international edition, while the city itself will be the fourth to be added by the famous restaurant guide this year, after Seoul, Singapore and Shanghai. As well as identifying Michelin star restaurants in Washington D.C., as always, the guide will seek great value alternatives too, for its Bib Gourmand recommendations, and also the best places to eat for $25 or less.
Who knows what sorts of political wranglings Michelin inspectors will be privy to in Washington restaurants in the coming months.
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